Chelsea are reportedly in pole position to the land the signature of Palmeiras’ platinum player Endrick.
According to the Evening Standard, the Blues remain at the front of the queue to sign the 16-year-old sensation.
Endrick has received resounding interest from several top European sides, due to his dazzling performances for Palmeiras.
The Evening Standard claim the teenager has scored 165 goals in 169 games at youth level for the Brazilian club.
He also become the team’s youngest-ever player when he made his senior debut last month.
Not to be content with simply appearing for the first-team, the attacker has also netted three times in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A this season, making him the youngest-ever scorer for Verdão.
Endrick eyed up by Chelsea
A player of such talent rarely goes unnoticed by the watching world.
Apart from Chelsea, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are also said to be firmly in the hunt for Endrick’s allegiance.
Not a bad trio of cities to choose from.
Madrid apparently believe they are favourites to land the young Brazilian.
However, Endrick has already participated in several meetings with the Stamford Bridge hierarchy.
Todd Boehly’s fresh influx of wealth might be the incentive Endrick needs to pick the Blues over Los Blancos or PSG.
The success of several players from his home nation may also play a part.
David Luiz, Willian, Oscar, Ramires and Alex all enjoyed various triumphs during their spell in South West London.
Thiago Silva has already cemented folk law status amongst supporters since his move from Paris in 2020.
Yet, the likes of Lucas Piazon, Alexandre Pato, Filipe Luis and Kenedy will tell Endrick a different tail of disappointment.
Could this be a story of a brilliant Brazilian in blue, or a bad one?